Left Menu
Development News Edition

YouTube not liable for illegal copyrighted works on its platform, EU court adviser says

Reuters | Brussels | Updated: 16-07-2020 18:18 IST | Created: 16-07-2020 18:08 IST
YouTube not liable for illegal copyrighted works on its platform, EU court adviser says
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

Google's YouTube and other online platforms are not liable when users upload illegal copyrighted works onto their platforms but rightholders can ask for injunctions against the companies, a European Union Court of Justice adviser said on Thursday.

EU judges, who have followed such opinions in four out of five cases, rule on the issue in the coming months. "As EU law currently stands, online platform operators, such as YouTube and Uploaded, are not directly liable for the illegal uploading of protected works by the users of those platforms," Advocate General Saugmandsgaard said in a non-binding opinion relating to two cases before the court.

The cases are C-682/18 YouTube & C-683/18 Cyando.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

How UK’s 'best prepared' healthcare system failed to gauge COVID-19

The UK is proud of their public health system and its unlike any other country as around 90 percent of British public supports the founding principles of National Health Service. But without accurate data being available to stakeholders in ...

Poor on IHR capacity progress in 2019, WHO says Cambodia tops COVID-19 response

Despite being in proximity to Hubei, the original epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia has reported just 226 confirmed cases and zero deaths. After seeing the data, WHO appreciated Cambodias healthcare information system but experts dou...

Loopholes in Healthcare Information System may have failed Singapore COVID-19 model

In the initial days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore was in the limelight for its effective healthcare system and pandemic response plan. However, Singapore has now joined the list of the worst-hit nations and the situation is even worse...

Australia's COVID-19 response: Digital infrastructure of help but implementation remains a challenge

Australias ongoing plans to upgrade its health information system helped by the Digital Health Strategy seem even more practical due to the pandemic. But as evident during the pandemic, administrative lapses and the complex matrix of power ...

Videos

Latest News

FACTBOX-The assassination of Lebanon's Hariri and its aftermath

Lebanons Rafik al-Hariri was assassinated in 2005. Here are some details about him, his death, and its impact ahead of a verdict by a U.N. backed tribunal on Friday WHO WAS RAFIK AL-HARIRIHariri served as prime minister of Lebanon five time...

Crisis-weary Lebanon braces for Hariri tribunal verdict

Fifteen years after a truck bomb killed Lebanons former Sunni leader Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut, triggering regional upheaval, a U.N.-backed court trying four suspects from Shiite Hezbollah delivers a verdict on Friday that could shake the c...

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Heres what you need to know about the coronavirus right now Military helps enforce Australian states isolation rulesA group of 500 military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders in Australias Victoria state, with a...

Swiss asset manager GAM says Q2 outflows slow on-quarter

Outflows at GAM Holding were materially lower in the second quarter than in the first, the asset manager said on Tuesday, adding that its campaign to cut costs by at least 65 million Swiss francs 70.8 million this year was on track. Net out...

Give Feedback